Canadians Michael Kovrig (top right) and Michael Spavor (below) are safe at last in Canada, after 1,019 days locked up in a Chinese jail with lights always on 24 hours. From China, they landed in Calgary at 5:40 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 25th. They were flown in by a Royal Canadian Air Force jet from Anchorage, Alaska and were met by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who embraced both Michaels, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau. China freed the two men in a deal which allowed Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou (on the left) to return from Vancouver to her home and family in China. The United States was very much involved in negotiating much of this.
The United States was very much involved in starting all this. The Donald thought she’d be a useful bargaining chip in his trade negotiations with China. The impact on Canada was just collateral damage.